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H.E. Sarah Al Amiri

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Her Excellency H.E. Sarah Al Amiri

Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology
Her Excellency H.E. Sarah Al Amiri

H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri is the UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency. In her role as Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, her Excellency spearheads the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s efforts to empower the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and promote research and development in the advanced science and technology sector, to create new industries that drive the shift towards a knowledge economy. As Chairwoman of the Space Agency, HE oversees the Agency’s mandate of guiding the space sector, ensuring its contribution to the national economy and the UAE’s sustainable development. Her Excellency is also the Chairwoman of the Emirates Scientists Council, Chairwoman of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Council, and Chairwoman of the Dubai Future Academy Board of Trustees. She previously served as the Deputy Project Manager and Science Lead of the Emirates Mars Mission (Hope) at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) before going on to be appointed Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency. In 2015, the World Economic Forum honored Her Excellency as one of its 50 Young Scientists for her contributions to science, technology, and engineering. H.E. Sarah Al Amiri holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the American University of Sharjah.